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Research Scientist

Spatio-temporal Analysis for Migration Research
University of Salzburg
Closing Date


The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (division GIScience) at University of Salzburg, offers a researcher position (100%, payment according to collective agreement – “Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten”) to be filled ASAP. The main task is to carry out high-quality research in the area of “Humanitarian Safety“, i.e., the development of methods for analysing user-generated data from social media to support migration management.

The major research tasks for the announced position are defined as follows:

- Identifying spatio-temporal clusters in social media data as an indicator for migration movements

- Semantic analysis of social media posts using self-learning systems

- Spatio-temporal visualisation of migration clusters

- Collaboration with social scientists and legal scholars to co-develop a privacy-by-design guideline as a basis for the methodological research


The position is temporary and will be filled for 2 years. Potentially, the contract can be renewed thereafter. Please enquire accordingly.


Candidates are required to hold a degree in the fields of geoinformatics, computer science, geography or a discipline related to geoinformatics. Moreover, an excellent research record in the area of geoinformatics or computer science and the ability to work independently and in teams are mandatory.


We offer an attractive position in a dynamic and interdisciplinary team at one of the leading geoinformatics institutions. The selected candidate will be working on highly topical research

areas that provide excellent opportunities for further qualification.


University of Salzburg aims to increase the share of women in scientific and general staff, particularly in leading roles. Thus, we encourage qualified women to apply. Women will be preferred in case of equal qualification. Severely challenged persons or persons with chronical diseases who fulfil the qualification criteria are encouraged to apply.

Apart from the usual documents, applicants need to send a motivation letter. The selection procedure will start immediately; there is no formal deadline for the announcement of this position.




Main contact
Name: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch
Phone: 0662 8044 7551

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